Chaney discusses the heart of warning signs of ATTR and keeping family safe with screening


Former NBA coach Don Chaney joins Nestor to talk heart and soul of 1970s NBA in Baltimore.

In 2019, former NBA player and coach Don Chaney was diagnosed with the hereditary form of a rare, life-threatening condition called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy, or ATTR-CM. If Don’s story sounds familiar, it may be time to talk to your doctor about ATTR-CM.

  • Genetic testing for ATTR-CM is only appropriate for those who have already been diagnosed with ATTR-CM, and need to determine what type they have, or for people who have a family member who has already been diagnosed with ATTR-CM. Just wanted to clarify as an addition to this great chat with Coach Cheney, that not everyone needs to get tested genetically.